5’4", brown hair, brown eyes...Graduated in 1978 from the University of Kentucky with a B.S. in agriculture and agronomy...Minored in pre-pharmacy and worked as a pharmacy technician prior to turning pro...Played under her maiden name Van Hoose from 1980 to 1984...Married to Worth Blackwelder...Son Myles Stuart was born January 24, 1985, and daughter Mallory Elizabeth was born on June 19, 1987...Inducted into the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame in 1991...Appointed Executive Director of the Lexington Future Champions Golf Association in 1991...Enjoys music, landscaping, gardening, teaching golf and studying world history.
As a 14-year-old, Blackwelder began her string of amateur accomplishments in Kentucky. She won the Kentucky PGA Junior title three consecutive years (1969-1971) and captured the Kentucky High School Championship in four straight seasons (1970-1973). She also won the Kentucky Women’s Amateur in 1975 and 1976. In addition, Blackwelder was medalist at both the 1970 and 1971 Women’s Western Amateur.